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  • Apr 1st 2020
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You may have found it recently (I definitely have!) that it’s been tough to get your hands on staples and essentials to assist you on your making and baking adventures. We’ve discovered a few great ingredient substitutes that can save your recipe when you’re running low on some key items!


Buttermilk substitute

To substitute 1 cup of buttermilk, there are a few option

  • 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of milk and 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • ¼ cup of milk and ¾ cup of yoghurt

        If you don’t have access to milk either, try ¼ cup of water and ¾ cup of sour cream.


        Egg substitute

        This is a great one for not only if you’ve run out of eggs, but also if you’d prefer a vegan option. To substitute 1 egg, try the following options

        • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal and 3 tablespoons of water
        • ½ medium mashed banana
        • 4 tablespoons of applesauce
        • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds and 3 tablespoons of water
        • 3 tablespoons of aquafaba (liquid from canned chickpeas)


        Baking powder substitute

        This is a common question that is asked quite often, so you’re not alone! To substitute 1 teaspoon of baking powder, we’ve got 3 options below

        • ½ a teaspoon of cream of tartar and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
        • ½ a teaspoon of vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda
        • ½ a teaspoon of lemon and ¼ teaspoon of baking soda


        Baking soda substitute

        As all makers know, baking soda is a must have for your baking tool kit - it’s used to promote the rising or leavening of your end product. To achieve 1 teaspoon of baking soda, combine 1 teaspoon of potassium bicarbonate and ⅓ teaspoon of salt.


        Self raising flour substitute 

        “How to make self raising flour” is definitely a question all bakers have Googled at some point! You have a craving for your favourite banana bread, but noticed you’re running low and don’t have enough, so what are your options? Luckily it’s not hard at all - all you need is 1 cup of plain flour and 2 teaspoons of baking powder. Combine the two ingredients into a bowl and mix together. For the best results, sift the combined mixture and use straight away. 


        All purpose flour substitute 

        Finding just one bag of all purpose flour has been extremely tough as of late, but is an essential. Try these options below:

        • ¾ cup rice flour and 2½ teaspoons of baking powder
        • 1 cup rolled oats and 2½ teaspoons of baking powder
        • 1½ cups oat flour and 2½ teaspoons of baking powder

          There are also many other substitutes such as:

          • Coconut flour
          • Quinoa flour
          • Oat flour
          • Chickpea flour
          • Almond flour